Full Frame: Conservation

Full Frame

Nature conservation is not only critical to protecting our planet’s biodiversity, but it also plays a key role in diminishing the effects of climate change.

Are there solutions that can prevent our climate crisis? In this week’s Full Frame, host Mike Walter talks with Jennifer Morris, chief executive officer of The Nature Conservancy, a global nonprofit environmental organization. Jennifer has dedicated her career to protecting the environment.

California’s drought is accelerating this year’s fire season. It means vegetation is drying quicker than normal. In 2020, the western U.S. saw the worst year in modern history in terms of acres burned. In California alone, more than four million acres were lost to fire and now millions of people are losing their homes.

Climate change affects every part of the world, but the polar regions are especially sensitive. The polar ice caps are melting at a rate of 13% a decade. Some researchers believe the Artic summer sea ice could be gone as early as the year 2035. While the changes aren’t always obvious, one man has made it his mission to provide visual evidence of the speed and magnitude of these changes. In this week’s Full Frame, host Mike Walter talks with acclaimed nature photographer James Balog.